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See the runway looks from Tampa Bay Fashion Week

It's hard to believe Tampa Bay Fashion Week is 10.

Yes, our local fashion event is now a decade old, and a birthday party it did have. I've been attending the festivities for probably eight of those years, and I've seen the evolution, from scaling up to scaling down, from no runway show to two runway shows, from a wild, celebrity-filled party vibe (who can forget Kato Kaelin?) to the classier, more subdued yet celebratory event we saw Friday at International Plaza in Tampa. As it did in 2016, Tampa Bay Fashion Week presented a mix of mall retailers and local designers. The tone this year felt decidedly more elegant, with less focus on swimwear and more focus on eye-catching designs, particularly gowns. Everyone on the runway seemed a bit regal, and I left feeling inspired and energized.

Missed the show? Here's a peek at some of the most compelling looks from Fashion Week 2017, shot by Times photographer extraordinaire, Cherie Diez. Designs pictured are from Elizabeth Carson Racker, Dolce Couture, Ohlendorf atelier by Wendy OhlendorfSopho by Alexandra Bougadis and mall retailer Free People.

 

DOLCE COUTURE

 

OHLENDORF ATELIER BY WENDY OHLENDORF

 

SOPHO BY ALEXANDRA BOUGADIS 

 

FREE PEOPLE

 

ELIZABETH CARSON RACKER

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